Zesty Lentil Spinach Salad

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Carla Duncan Modified: March 21, 2022
Zesty Lentil Spinach Salad

How To Make Zesty Lentil Spinach Salad

This spinach salad recipe comes with a fresh taste and fiber-rich properties from beluga lentils. Vegetarianism never tasted this good. Try it.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupblack beluga lentils
  • 2 ½ cupsvegetable stock
  • 4Tbsp.olive oildivided
  • 8oz.baby bella mushroom
  • 3cupsbroccoli florets
  • ½ mediumred onion peeled and thinly-sliced
  • 4clovesgarlicpeeled and minced
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 4cupsbaby spinach
  • 1andlemon juice
  • 1lemon zest
  • ½ cupfeta cheeseor goat cheese, crumbles

Instructions

  1. Rinse the lentils with water in a fine-mesh strainer, picking out and discarding any little stones that may have snuck in there.  Transfer the lentils to a medium saucepan, and stir in the stock.  

  2. Cook over medium-high heat, until the mixture reaches a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender.  Drain, and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, as the lentils are cooking, heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.  Add the mushrooms and broccoli and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  

  4. Stir in 1 additional tablespoon olive oil, red onions, and garlic, and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper.  

  5. Continue sautéing for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant and the veggies are cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  6. In a large bowl, combine the cooked lentils, veggie mixture, spinach, lemon juice, and zest, remaining olive oil, and feta cheese.  Toss to combine.

  7. Serve warm, garnished with extra feta cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 663.43kcal
  • Fat: 43.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 24.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.97g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.67g
  • Fiber: 5.58g
  • Sugar: 8.34g
  • Protein: 34.13g
  • Cholesterol: 133.50mg
  • Sodium: 1435.02mg
  • Calcium: 806.88mg
  • Potassium: 736.30mg
  • Iron: 4.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 298.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 52.82mg
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